Fifa arrests: Profiles of the nine officials detained

More sought for questioning over charges of corruption following three-year inquiry

1 Jack Warner

The former president of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf), was one of the Fifa officials arrested on Wednesday. He resigned from all of his positions in international football in June 2011, shortly after being implicated in numerous corruption allegations dating back to the 1980s. Warner, 72, was also a member of Fifa's executive committee which, among other things, decides the dates, locations and format of world football tournaments.

2 Jeffrey Webb

The 50-year-old is the president of Concacaf and a Fifa vice-president. He was arrested by Swiss police on behalf of US authorities. A former lawyer, Webb became president of the Cayman Islands Football Association at the age of 26. In September 2014, Webb was one of several Fifa officials to call for the publication of the Garcia report into claims of corruption surrounding Russia and Qatar’s bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.


3 Eugenio Figueredo

One of Fifa’s vice-presidents and an executive committee member, the former footballer, 83, was arrested as part of the corruption investigation by US authorities. From 2013 to 2014 he was president of the South American football confederation, Conmebol.

4 Eduardo Li

The 56-year-old is a Fifa executive committee member-elect. The little-known official is also a Concacaf executive committee member and the president of the Costa Rican soccer federation (Fedefutbol). The New York Times reported that he was led from his room to a side-door exit of the hotel when he was arrested in Zurich.

5 Julio Rocha

Fifa’s development officer, 64, was born in Nicaragua and was once the president of the country’s football federation and headed the Central American Football Union (UNCAF). He was also arrested in Zurich.

6 Rafael Esquivel The president of the Venezuelan Football Federation and Conmebol executive committee member, 68, was arrested by Swiss police over the corruption allegations.

7 José Maria Marin

The ex-president of the Brazilian Football Confederation is now a member of the Fifa organising committee for the Olympic football tournaments. The 83-year-old was arrested as part of the corruption allegations.

8 Costas Takkas

The 58-year-old former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association is currently an attache to the Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb.

9 Nicolás Leoz

The 87-year-old led Conmebol from 1986-2013. He resigned from Fifa’s executive committee in 2013 just before the Garcia report was to be made public, citing health and personal reasons.